Smugglers Hostel, Main Street, Tomintoul, AB37 9EX

Call Kenny on 01807 580364, 07557 642727, 07787436837.


Also know as Tomintoul Hostel, Smugglers Hostel is the highest hostel in the Scottish Highlands. Located in the picturesque village of Tomintoul, this 24 bed 4 star hostel is surrounded by stunning countryside. Follow in the footsteps of whisky smugglers as you explore the hidden glens and vast open spaces. Situated on the northern edge of the Cairngorms National Park The Smugglers Hostel is ideal for low level walking or climbing. It is a mecca for Mountain biking on mountain bike trails or for bike-packing a circular route of the Cairngorms. The Lecht ski area is close by for Winter sports, there are a number of famous distilleries to visit. Tomintoul is surrounded by spectacular scenery and diverse wild life. The rich local history means there is something for everyone to enjoy. The Hostel has three dorm rooms and two private ensuite rooms which are suitable for families or couples. Bed linen is included in the price and towels are available to hire for £1 on arrival. There is a fully equipped self catering kitchen, dinning area, garden, bike shed and drying shed. Free WiFi, free tea and coffee, clean linen is provided.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Cairngorms and Moray and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    24: 2 x 2/5 (family rooms) 1x6 1x7 1x4 Dorm Rooms
  • Open:

    March-October. All year for sole use. Reception 9-11am and 4-7pm.
  • Price per night:

    From £20. Private/family rooms from £70. Sole use from £350.
  • Booking:

    Book online, by phone or email.
  • Directions:

    On the high street in Tomintoul.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals and has a pub within walking distance. It is on the Land's End to John O' Groats Cycle Route, the present or past youth hostel page and a dark sky area.

It has availability at Autumn Half Term.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
dBedding provided
gFully heated
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
iDrying room
yYHA Affiliated
ZDogs by arrangement


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